Lost In The Shuffle

FOUR SUITS. FIFTY-TWO CARDS. ONE MURDER MYSTERY.

“Will the greatest illusion of all prove to be that an ancient cold-case murder has been hiding under our noses all this time?”

Two-Time, World champion and fourth-generation magician, Shawn Farquhar, has been surrounded by cards for as long as he can remember, but it was after a trip to France that he wondered why the court cards look the way they do. Of particular interest was the King of Hearts, also known as the “Suicide King” because he appears to be stabbing himself in the head.

Shawn believes there is a much more sinister story, that an actual medieval French king was assassinated at the hand of his own wife. Now Shawn is out to see if his theory’s true – will the greatest illusion of all prove to be that an ancient cold-case murder has been hiding under our noses all this time?

Re-ignite your wonder and curiosity at The Rio Theatre this summer as we welcome the charismatic storyteller, award winning, world renowned, local Metro Vancouver Magician, Shawn Farquhar to our stage and screen. His new documentary, LOST IN THE SHUFFLE, explores the unique relationship between the art of magic and the possible origin story of your everyday pack of playing cards.

For The Rio Theatre’s first trick, we will summon the Master Magician, Shawn Farquhar to the stage prior to the film to tease, trick, and set the scene. But don’t vanish from your seats once the film ends, as Director, Jon Ornoy will appear for a brief Q & A!

Thursday, August 22
Doors 6:00 pm | Event 6:15 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

Main Floor Assigned $20 + s/c | $25 at the door
Students & Seniors $17 + s/c | $25 at the door
Kids 12 & under $15 + s/c | $25 at the door

Get your tickets in advance HERE! *All tickets $25 at the door.


About Shawn Farquhar

Shawn Farquhar has been entertaining audiences around the globe for over three decades on stage and through television shows like The X-Files and Highlander and motion pictures like The Fly II. Shawn’s creativity and mastery has been acknowledged with virtually every award that the field has to offer. FISM (The International Federation of Magic Societies), the world’s largest magic organization, has awarded him both Stage Magician and Sleight of Hand Magician of the Year, making him the only magician in history to win both world championships. In 2009, at the Olympics of Magic in Beijing, China Shawn was awarded the highest award in magic, the Grand Prix World Championship.

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LOST IN THE SHUFFLE (Jon Ornoy | 2024 | 100 mins | Documentary) In the hands of a skilled magician, a simple, everyday deck of cards transforms into a vessel of wonder and (im)possibility, so it’s little surprise that for almost as long as there have been cards, there have been card tricks. Seen through the eyes of some of the world’s best sleight-of-hand artists, Lost in the Shuffle is a multi-faceted look at this remarkable 400-year relationship that’s seen these simple playthings provide an endless source of miraculous inspiration for magicians throughout time.


*All ages welcome! Must be 19+ w/ID bar service.
*Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes n/a for this event.
*Unless otherwise noted, tickets will be available for purchase at our box office on the day of the show, prior to showtime (subject to availability). Our box office will be open 60 minutes before showtime.
*Seating for this event is GA (balcony) and Assigned (main floor). We have a small lobby, and kindly encourage patrons to arrive at least 30-45 minutes prior to showtime to ensure time for entry, finding seats, and snacks at concession.

*All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale.

In the hands of a skilled magician, a simple, everyday deck of cards transforms into a vessel of wonder and (im)possibility, so it’s little surprise that for almost as long as there have been cards, there have been card tricks. Seen through the eyes of some of the world’s best sleight-of-hand artists, Lost in the Shuffle is a multi-faceted look at this remarkable 400-year relationship that’s seen these simple playthings provide an endless source of miraculous inspiration for magicians throughout time.

About The Rio

Voted the #1 Independent Theatre in Vancouver, the Rio Theatre is a multimedia venue featuring arthouse, mainstream and cult-classic cinemas as well as live entertainment. Built in 1938, the Rio has been fully restored with a state of the art digital projector, surround sound, a huge stage and 420 luxurious seats.

1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Phone: 604.879.3456

Info Line: 604.878.3456

Email: [email protected]

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